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Home Sightings

Sightings

John Wilson

Monday, 21 January 2002

Ynysyfro Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Mon 20th Jan Adult Kittiwake at Ynys y Fro reservoirs. On the bank or path running around the left side of the lower res. bewteen 12:30 and 13:00 at least. Was visible from the car park when I arrived, but did go round into the invisible left arm too. Not a rarity but a year tick for many I would guess, and also unusual for the location. Also present: 18 Pochard, 26 Tufties, 1, poss 2 drake Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 1 male Sparrowhawk. John
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Kevin and Liz Hewitt

Saturday, 19 January 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Visited Uskmouth NR this afternoon and saw at least 4 Short-eared Owls at the east end of the reserve and a Merlin folowing the shoreline of the estuary low heading west, heard a Cetti'ss Warbler singing near the car park.
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Nigel Desmond

Saturday, 05 January 2002

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
uskmouth lagoons 11:00 5/1/02 Drake Ring Necked Duck showing well on first pool to left of lane from carpark. Also femaile goldeneye on pool by lighthouse.
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Martin Collier

Wednesday, 02 January 2002

Usk

Main Sighting:
At least 4 Redshank and several un-identified 'speeps's on Usk'ss banks alongside Newport Bridge. Mistle Thrush resting on roof opposite Indoor market. Grey Wagtail on roof of CAB
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Ian Smith

Sunday, 09 December 2001

GLWR Uskmouth

Main Sighting:
Saturday 8th - calm cold sunshine. Private coastal site near Newport, 1 Common Sandpipier and a second distant bird with very distinct short tail could not be confirmed to species level ! Also Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaffs, 10 G.C.Grebe and over 100 Tufted Duck. Uskmouth Reserve had 2 immature Scaup, Short-eared Owl giving excellent views quartering area, Chetti'ss singing, and possible Bearded Tit heard. Large Chaffinch, Greenfinch + flock on shore near lighthouse - may be many 100'ss strong, but awkward views in dense spartina grass, precluded seeing previously reported Brambling.
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Ian Smith

Sunday, 02 December 2001

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Llandegfedd Reservoir today. G.N.Diver well hidden from dam end at 2pm, but showed towards dusk as it move out to centre of Res. for evening. Two - Michahellis - Yellow-legged Gulls loafing together at 2.30 between Bert Hamar Hide (NW shore) and north car park, stayed to roost amonst some 300 LB-b Gulls and a handful of Herring. Much greater numbers of Herring Gulls arrived after 4pm in very poor light. NO Med. or GB-b Gulls seen. At least 20 Goosander in NE corner by 4.15pm with some 250-300 Lapwing in almost constant flight. NOTE: North Car park is locked for the season but room to park on grassy side of road (keep two wheels on the tarmac)just outside gate.
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Martin Collier

Tuesday, 27 November 2001

Newport

Main Sighting:
Peregrine falcon after the Pigeons in Newport town centre around 2:00pm
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sam bosanquet

Friday, 23 November 2001

Peterstone

Main Sighting:
Late morning (11.15am) Friday 27th November. There'ss a tristis (Siberian) Chiffchaff (3rd county record as far as I know) in the willows bordering Outfall Lane, Peterstone. It was kicking around in the last large willow on the left side of the track and showing down to a few feet.
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Darren Hughes

Wednesday, 07 November 2001

Gwent

Main Sighting:
Good to see my home County has a website.Which is both informotive and easy to navigate well done.
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George Noakes

Saturday, 13 October 2001

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Main Sighting:
Saturday 13th October: 2 Black Terns and 1 Arctic Tern still present at Llandegfedd Reservoir until midday. When not flying round the reservoir, they tended to perch on the buoys on either side of the fish farm.
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